Having The Sanctuary open for the first half of 2013 was such an amazing time. Here was one of the best scare attractions of all time, which was a pay attraction for most of its life, sitting walk-on all day every day. It felt like an extreme version, too, because most of the time there were only 3-6 people in a group. Part of me was actually genuinely disappointed when The Smiler opened. Sure, there was excitement, but it had a long long wait for months after it opened. The Sanctuary being (almost secretly) open had been an enthusiast's dream.